MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Mahopac’s 13U baseball team has jumped out to a strong start in the GHVBL ‘s fall season, winning seven of its first nine games.
The Indians were rolling on all cylinders Sunday, Sept. 20, at home, earning a convincing 17-0 victory over Shrub Oak.
Ethan Giorgianni pitched a complete-game, two-hitter, striking out three, to earn the victory for Mahopac, which won its seventh straight.
The Indians were hitting up and down their lineup, with Lucas Bilichuk, Tyler DeBrocky and Chris Russo leading the way with three RBI each. Kieran McCormack, had two RBI, Ryan Tissier had a triple and two RBI, and Landon Varley went 2-for-2 with two RBI.
“We hit the ball,” Mahopac coach Bill Feierstein said. “Everybody got on base, and it was great to see the team win its seventh straight game. They’re getting better with each game. The more they play, the better they get.
“Varley has continued to get better, he can hit, and now we need him in the lineup,” the coach added. “Dan Robinson and Chris Russo have really turned a corner this year, they’re both playing well. Nick Tardio is also coming around for us at the plate. And Ethan was great for us pitching a complete game. He threw strikes, and looked really good.”
The Indians also won both ends of a doubleheader Saturday at Mount Kisco, winning game one, 8-2, and routing the home team, 13-1, in five innings in game two.
Mike Behler picked up the win for Mahopac in the first game, pitching a complete game and striking out four.
Casey Feierstein had a double and drove and three runs for the Indians. Bilichuk and DeBrocky each finished with two RBI in the win.
“Behler got off to a rocky start, then settled in and pitched well,” Feierstein said. “He pitched smooth the rest of the game.”
Ryan Tissier pitched four strong innings to pick up the win in game two, with Chris Russo closing. Tardio, Robinson, and DeBrocky each picked up two hits and two RBI for Mahopac.
“That was a well-played game,” the coach said. “We had a big first inning, and sailed from there. And Ryan pitched well, he loves that mound at Mount Kisco, and he did really well.”
Feierstein said he likes the way his team has been playing. “Winning is contagious, and losing is also contagious,” he said. “Right now, we’re winning, and everyone is on a high. Mahopac baseball (in various age groups) is really going well right now.”
The Indians were scheduled to host Putnam Valley Friday at 6 p.m., and take on the Silverbacks in a doubleheader Sunday starting at 3:45 p.m. at Crane Road.